Volume 5 - Issue 4

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Welcome to the October 2006 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please pass this along to your friends!

Table of Contents:

  1. Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center
  2. Your Information Resource on Arthritis and Glucosamine
  3. Liver Damage and Acetaminophen
  4. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


    1. The Common Types of Arthritis
    Of more than 100 different kinds of arthritis, these are the most common: Osteoarthritis - Also called degenerative arthritis. Occurs when the cushioning cartilage in a joint breaks down.
    3. The Benefits of Omega 3 & 6
    These fatty acids otherwise known as fish oil and salmon oil are often sold as separate products. They reduce inflammation, fight arthritis, and protect against heart disease.

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Liver Damage and Acetaminophen


By J. R. Rogers


It goes without saying that in my business I do a lot of reading. A great deal of my reading has to do with arthritis. When I find something that I think is worthwhile or important for you, I tell you about it.

Some New German Research

In a recent study, researchers focused on comparing the value of Glucosamine as opposed to other pain remedies. Of course, this does not include the fact that Glucosamine has rehabilitative qualities for your cartilage.

What they found is most interesting. This study, which was conducted at the University of Tuebingen Medical School, found that participants who were using acetaminophen for pain control were putting their bodies at some risk.

The study involved arthritis sufferers who were taking either 1500 mg of Glucosamine daily or 1000 mg. of acetaminophen.

Apparently, when the results were reviewed, nineteen percent (19%) of those taking acetaminophen developed abnormal liver enzyme levels. Now, that is a very serious medical issue and one that is surprising.

This study was actually prompted by doctors in Germany seeking alternatives to using acetaminophen. Of course, you can bet that the medical community in Germany took note of this and made a change that was appropriate.

This is no surprise either. Those who were using Glucosamine experienced greater pain relief than those taking acetaminophen. So, once again we have strong evidence that Glucosamine is the safest compound to use when you suffer from arthritis. And, it does rebuild damaged cartilage.

The Question is This

I asked myself why this study was done. I did so because Europe led the way in Glucosamine research long before U.S. researchers ever got involved. Of course, the answer was simple. These doctors were obviously concerned that too many of their patients were using acetaminophen and wondered about the consequences.

Conclusion

I have preached for years about the value of using Glucosamine. We have produced substantial evidence that a liquid formula is the way to go; that is, if you start with a pharmaceutical quality product and add a few other beneficial ingredients.

I am not sure how you feel about this single study but my mind is set. I would never use acetaminophen under any circumstances. Of course, I have not done so for many years-more than I care to think about.

Take the safe road. Your joints and your body will thank you for it.

See you next time.

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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis


Lemony Shells with Edamame

• 8 oz med pasta shells
• 2 c frozen, shelled edamame (soybeans), thawed
• Zest and juice of 1 lemon
• 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1 oz Pecorino Romano cheese, grated

1. In deep pot, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes. Add edamame and cook until beans are tender and pasta is al dente, another 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of pasta water.

2. Meanwhile, place lemon zest (scrape thin yellow outer layer) and juice into large bowl. Add reserved pasta water, oil, and three-quarters of the cheese, and mix well.

3. Add edamame and shells to lemon mixture and toss to coat. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with remaining cheese. If desired, add side salad or steamed spinach.

 

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Lemony Shells with Edamame

Makes 4 Servings

Per Serving: 372 cal, 18 g pro, 53 g carb, 10 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 7 mg chol, 5 g fiber, 119 mg sodium

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Cooking Time: 11 minutes


8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


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Please note:
As readers of this Chronicle are aware, prudent exercise benefits those who suffer from arthritis. Most of the exercise recommendations made here are low impact in nature and designed to assist those who suffer from arthritis. Nonetheless, we always recommend that you consult with your physician before engaging in any type of exercise program.

 

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